Monthly Archives: July 2013

Book Burning and the Ideal Scholar – The Scholars, Part 1

Our next reading selection is the Rulin Waishi (儒林外史), or The Scholars, by Jingzi Wu (1701-1754). Written in 1750 during Qing Dynasty rule, the author sets it in the Ming Dynasty in order to critique his own social milieu without … Continue reading

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The Garden

Let me show you around the palace. Although the best view of the valley below from the mountain is here at the Lantern Pavilion, there’s still so much more to see. Just up the steps here we can enjoy the … Continue reading

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Hangjung Mallok – Part 5: The Memoir of 1805

The fourth and final memoir of Lady Hyegyǒng was written in 1805 and details the tragic decline and death of her husband, Prince Sado. She wrote it for her grandson Sunjo mainly because she was the last witness to the … Continue reading

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